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What is the use of the Conflict Tribunal?

Verified 16 December 2021 - Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister), Ministry of Justice

The Dispute Tribunal is used to determine, when there is doubt, whether a case should be decided by the administrative courts or courts.

You can enter the Dispute Tribunal if you are in one of the following situations:

  • An administrative court and a judicial court both declare themselves incompetent and refuse to try your case (negative conflict). For example, a conflict between the Council of State and the Court of Cassation.
  • An administrative court and a judicial court have each rendered a decision on the same case, and the 2 decisions are contradictory (decision conflict). For example, a disagreement between an administrative tribunal and a court over your compensation.
  • The total duration of proceedings before courts and administrative courts is excessive (for the same case and between the same parties). You can then claim compensation for the damage. However, you must first make a written complaint to the Minister of Justice.
Who shall I contact

To file a case with the Dispute Tribunal, you must send a written request.

You must be represented by a lawyer on the Council of State and the Court of Cassation.